Navy gets two modified P3C aircraft


A second batch of two modified P3C aircraft was inducted into the Pakistan Navy Fleet at Naval Aviation Base in Karachi on Tuesday. A Pakistan Navy statement said the aircraft modified with latest avionics/sensors were part of US assistance being provided to Pakistan Navy under FMF (Foreign Military Funding) programme. Pakistan Navy is to receive a total of six such aircraft from US in batches of two each. The first batch was inducted into Pakistan Navy in 2010. “The aircraft has extended surveillance capability which will help Pakistan Navy maintain requisite vigil in our vital area of interesting North Arabian Sea.
The area regarded as an important trade and energy corridor for the global economy, is home to intense maritime activity both legal and illegal and thus warrants continuous guard,” the statement said. Speaking at the induction ceremony, Chief Guest Vice Admiral M Zakaullah welcomed the addition of P3C aircraft which would significantly add to the combat potential of Pakistan Navy Fleet. The ceremony was attended by a large number of serving and retired Pakistan Navy personnel.


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